Jean Rhys - The Woman who Wrote Women

Jean Rhys – The Woman who Wrote Women

Jean Rhys was an author who innovated writing upon women’s emotions, mental health, and sexuality in a way that became a cornerstone of the modernist period of literature. Her definitive yet flawed female protagonists in her works like Good Morning, Midnight, Leaving Mr McKenzie, and her iconic, Wide Sargasso Sea, put her on the map for centuries to come as …

Good Morning Midnight

‘It seems to me that things repeat themselves over and over again.’

Time and Repetition in Jean Rhys’ Good Morning, Midnight By Joanne Norris At the time that Jean Rhys was writing Good Morning, Midnight, expressing the complexities and sadness of the female experience was an uncommon subject. When the novel came out in 1939, it was deemed too depressing. Even as a modern reader, it feels shocking to be privy to …

What a Time To Love Ourselves

What a Time To Love Ourselves

“Focus on your truth, focus on your message, focus on you.” (Eggurue, ‘What A Time To Be Alone’) By Erin Stott Flowering from feminist roots and unapologetic black pride, The Slumflower’s manifesto for self love guides us: on how to take charge of our lives and relationships; how to stay true to ourselves; and how we can realistically – and …